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  • PaulaC says:

    There are 4 of us that will be visiting in April with relatives in Cape Coral. We plan on visiting Sanibel Island at least 2 days during our visit. We are a little confused about parking in the public beach areas. It looks like you have to pay an hourly fee for the parking. Do you buy a parking permit at a specific location or at the location of the specific beach locations on the island? Does each parking area have handicap parking?
    Thank you,

  • KatelynnC says:


    My husband and I are looking to spend two nights midweek on Sanibel island in November 23-25. Can anyone recommend an affordable inn to stay? Do any inns offer military discounts?

    Thanks for the help.

  • SanibelMike says:

    Good afternoon, would anyone know of a small, single office available to rent on the island? Thanks, Mike @ FrontGate Real Estate

  • shanandran1 says:

    Does anyone know of someone who knows how to play the ukulele and would be available for hire at the end of this month on Sanibel Island?

  • newbie2015 says:

    Hello, my family and I will be vacationing for the first time in Sanibel Island this year. Will someone please advise if beach chairs are available anywhere for rent or should we bring our own? We are trying to NOT pack them. 1/2 of us are flying in while the other 1/2 are driving down from the north.

    We are also looking for a photographer as well? Any recommendations? Many thanks!

    • sanibel island says:

      Billy’s Rentals on Sanibel rents beach chairs and other beach equipment. It’s about $12 to rent a chair. Some of the hotels also rent beach chairs. Alternatively, you could buy some cheap beach chairs on the island. You can buy folding beach chairs at places like Bailey’s General Store.

  • Judes says:

    Couple with service dog looking to rent 3, 4 or up to a week anytime Feb. 27 to March 5, 2015. Looking for any cancellations as I know space is full. Not willing to pay large resort pricing of $300 per night.

  • says:

    Greetings Sanibel,

    Seeking annual rental to relocate to Sanibel by May 2015. Please let me know if you know of anyone that is renting (2 adults) trying to find an affordable option, nothing fancy.

    Bistro Foodie

  • rmull123 says:

    Hi all,

    I am planning to propose on Wednesday evening and am looking for someone to be conveniently stationed to capture the moment on camera. I’d prefer not to hire a professional photographer (this is an expensive enough event already!), but am happy to offer reasonable compensation for anyone with a decent camera and some basic photography skills. The game plan is to pop the question shortly before sunset on the beach near the Mad Hatter. Please let me know if anyone on here might be interested, or know someone who is, and we can coordinate on details!

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